Life can be unpredictable. One day you are living “life as usual,” but the next, you could find yourself as your parent’s new primary caregiver. These things happen, especially if you have older parents or loved ones.
Caring for a senior parent or family member is a rewarding and meaningful experience, but it can have moments of stress and concern. Between work, family, caregiving, and time for yourself, it may seem like there are not enough hours in the day. In these moments, it’s vital to find a healthy balance between all the different hats you wear every day.
Becoming the primary caregiver for a loved one is a meaningful and rewarding experience, but it can be overwhelming at times. Caring for a parent or family member is challenging enough, but taking on this role while living at a distance presents its own set of additional challenges.
People come in and out of our lives at different moments. While beginning a relationship with caregivers can be uncomfortable at first, many families find that they come to depend on these individuals not only for assistance and support but also for companionship and encouragement.
Taking on the role of primary caregiver for a loved one is a rewarding responsibility, but it can also be overwhelming at times. Because many family caregivers attempt to handle this job on their own while trying to manage other commitments, this can quickly lead to caregiver burnout.
Your mom or other close family member has always been kind, quick-witted, and passionate. Even as she’s gotten older, she’s maintained her friendly and mild-mannered temperament. One day, though, you notice that she’s suddenly changed and is no longer acting like her typical self. She’s quick to lash out, skeptical of family, and apathetic about things she used to love.
You tend to think of your parents as a “package deal,” but despite this idea, your mom and dad are individuals with their own set of health needs. As your parents grow older, their needs are going to change and, over time, may differ. When it comes time to consider senior care options, what do you do if mom and dad have different care needs?
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Many families and caregivers are unaware of what respite care services are and the benefits they offer. With informal caregiving growing rapidly, respite care services are something many can utilize to avoid caregiver burnout.
As the number of aging adults in the U.S. increases, so too does the number of individuals looking after their aging loved one. Most often, these caretakers are a spouse or parent and not usually trained professionals. People who choose the caregiver role, or who are thrust into it due to family circumstances, can become overwhelmed by the responsibility and begin to suffer from what is known as Caregiver Role Strain.